though it is technically illegal, folks seem to have been hanging stuff off their rear view mirrors ever since cars started having em…certain items seem to be ubiquitous…back in the day, fuzzy dice meant you were wild, a gambler, or a playboy. Big city cabbies seem to have a thing for those stinky pine scented ‘trees’ made of cardboard. A lot of folks hang the flags of their countries of origin ( even if that was 3 generations ago!). Dreamcatchers with day glo feathers are popular around tourist areas in the west.And many of us use it as the perfect hanging hook for a collection of talismanic items….a friend commented he thought it might be a way to make our mass produced look-alike cars more ‘personalized’….
what is hanging on your mirror?
currently hanging from my rear view mirror:
-dios de los muertos pendant in garish colors
-key chain with artwork from a former student
-medicine bundle and 4 directions shield from adopted Laguna grandmother
-feathers: cardinal, blue jay, pidgeon, seagull,crow
-expired dog licenses of Lolita’s
a little mini self portrait if you will, perfectly designed by serendipity, as all included with intention…consicous or unconsiously….
-something to remind me where I came here from
– something to keep me safe on the journey
-something to remind me I am an original
-symbols of flight, ascension, spiritual evolution and connection to a higher plane
-something to remind me I am loved
sometimes we collect talismans without even realizing it!
what’s on your mirror?
please share! namaste….